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chaos and killing in the form of a doubtful stronghold of bani walid goes unnoticed by those who that man a tarion bombing campaign against the slain libyan leader. cuts happy euro zone governments banks by this police units go up against outrage protesters anger peeks over endless austerity. brock obama and mitt romney running neck and neck after a lackluster foreign policy show would tell ends with neither man leaving a lasting impression.
it's one pm in moscow this is coming to you live on news now with a look back at the week's very top stories we begin with libya and the pro-government militia there is keeping up its deadly siege of the exit daffyd bastion of bani walid despite claims the town has fallen they have also been reports the attackers used chemical weapons against the civilian population is paul the slayer has been gathering the witness accounts of what the people of bani walid are going through. these are the pictures the world has chosen not to see dismembered bodies random killings dying women and children for three weeks the libyan city of bani walid has been under siege armed militia gangs patrolled the streets looting houses bulldozing properties and shooting indiscriminately you want to hear all most of whom are buying machinery but. nobody is know a connection there is no. no i think that is the real world. was not
able. to. connect with each other people are so concerned for the safety of their families they don't want to be identified you know meant that it was chaotic shall they fired at harbors and shouted indiscriminately more than two thousand families have fled seven families are with us at the moment and yesterday we fled to the valley but they were firing attacks even their their families who died in the shamming children died too they fired by women and children straight to the head it started with the order for the army to use all means necessary to rid the former gadhafi stronghold of all his supporters there were accused of kidnappings and murdering of former militia men credited with capturing the libyan leader last year i would misses and doctors on the scene say people are being fired at with gas folder shells r.t. sources report seeing militia trying to hide and remove bodies of those killed by chemical weapons i can confirm that these militias used internationally prohibited
weapons they used phosphorous bombs and nerve gas we have documented all these in videos recorded the missiles they used on the white phosphorus raining down from these missiles many people died without being wounded shot they died as a result of gases the red cross is to me it's more than twenty five thousand people have so far been made homeless with fiji's who in the confusion of the past few days trying to return home after the army announced the city had fallen there now stranded on the desert highway in fear and panic. look at this. this good this gun and this be able to know this thing now why you don't know one week now this is the outside and know what they were doing when i was leaving when i think when when one of the government i saw explosions and rockets about our hands i saw the dad but the general national council denies the killings despite the evidence to the contrary where the government for third. place where
i would go of course there will be. small mistakes but the whole picture of the whole thing is being perfect we are taking all the family and it's not only the libyan authorities that are in denial western governments and mainstream media have also chosen to be silent prompting the charge of double standards to be leveled at them but it is. militias who were. criticizing militias the chaotic scenes or throwback to the long running rivalry between wizard and so bani walid and misrata a city khadafi laid siege to they also show the weakness of the new government's authority of a former rebel militias which always had legions but essentially do what they like
. power so it's a leech is a message to all of them across libya wherever they are whoever you are and however strong you are and whoever your backers are the revolution should win. it's a years since independence came to this oil rich country but little seems to have changed for ordinary libyans many of the crimes gadhafi was accused of are now being laid at the foot of the general national council a reminder that for many the arab spring turned out to be a very cold winter here r t beirut. well russia has raised the issue at the un urging members to take peaceful steps to stop the bloody assault on the people of bani walid the most you know ever was shot down by the u.s. which spearheaded the humanitarian a war against libya's toppled leader moammar gadhafi last year r.t. is more important i has more now from new york. while the united nations has focused much attention this week on the ongoing conflicts in syria and mali
russia's efforts to address the death and destruction taking place in libya was blocked by the united states washington refused to support a security council press statement drafted by russia calling for the resolution of violence in bani walid which has been under siege for weeks the u.s. delegation cited a further need for consultations but meanwhile the russian ambassador to the u.n. for tali churkin says that it's quite strange the u.s. would block a press statement condemning the use of force in dealing with libya's political problems just one month after a deadly attack in benghazi claimed the lives of four diplomats ambassador churkin said it is difficult in this case to explain the u.s. delegations actions in rational terms now russia's draft press statement calls on the libyan authorities to take urgent steps to resolve the conflict by peaceful means and to preserve the rights of all libyan citizens it also expressed concern about the significant escalation of violence in and around the city of miami will
lead libyan forces launched a full scale it's not in town more than three weeks ago accusing it of being controlled by some orders to former libyan leader moammar gadhafi was overthrown in early two thousand and eleven at that time western media outlets made libya for the excuse today as the fighting in but he will leave continues most mainstream news outlets have remained silent not reporting on what some are calling a humanitarian catastrophe. in new york. thousands of people with friends and family inside bani walid rallied in central london earlier this week to try and force the british government to pay attention to the ongoing and assaults freelance journalist maurice hermann however says the demonstrators are under no illusions. the people in london demonstrating sit down in the street really they've all lost relatives during this whole conflict over the last year they won david cameron they
won the british government to interfere and stop what's going on which and they know it's hopeless they know there's no chance that he will do anything and in fact he's on the opposite side nevertheless they were there to to shout slogans and ask you know that the british government will try and intervene and help so there's a there was an under mood of tragedy in everyone because there's all this uncertainty about bani walid and most of them have relatives there ninety five percent of them are from the war followed tribe and bani walid is their home town. the. it's been a fevers week in the american presidential race as candidates burst into a sprint for the last leg of the campaign barack obama and mitt romney held their final debate heavy on foreign policy though once again both candidates plans for striking similarities and on top of that former cia officer ray mcgovern says there
was a lot simply left out how full obama should be able to say that our ambassadors are going to be killed or other representatives are going to be murdered unless we change our policy toward that part of the world that policy be defined by the need for oil and the need to protect what are perceived to be the interests of israel unless we change those policies we will never succeed in being able to protect our our embassies and our other diplomatic establishment about afghanistan brumley we're smart say it's a fool's errand we ought to get out of there we were wrong we ought to bring our troops right back now why can't he say that or why is it not likely they do say that because no politician in the united states can afford the slightest risk of seeming soft on things that are described as the war on terrorism it's that simple well though the republican versus democrat debate held
a few surprises and even less diversity not so the third party debate largely ignored by the mainstream media for other u.s. presidential candidates gathered together to lay out their own vastly different plans for america here's just a little of what they had to say. the president has assumed dictatorial rights to put us in prison at his pleasure without charge or without trial we are on the road toward to him and that's not an exaggeration the biggest threat to our national security is the fact that we're bankrupt we need to retrench rather than trying to be the policeman of the world we need to put an end to the use of drones and actually lead not to lead this development of a new arms race but to lead in an international treaty and the convention to permanently banned the use of drones we're printing and borrowing money to the tune
of forty three cents out of every dollar we spend. sixteen trillion dollars is bearing down on us and as governor johnson say if we could well be like germany after world war why. aren't you spoke exclusively to a number of the candidates taking part in the debate one of them just as party candidate rocky anderson told r.t. that he would have been able to swing votes in his favor had he been allowed to challenge obama and romney on national t.v. . one thing that's clear to me is that if i were included on the stage with barack obama and mitt romney i think there would be a very different result in this country because the range of debate between them has been so constricted i mean they're basically arguing about who's going to raise military spending the most who's going to drill on public lands or off shore the most whether we're going to send small arms or water jar mz to syria and add to
what's going to be afraid an absolute bloodbath a civil war in that country and the response to this debate has been just overwhelming i tell you about our third party debate because we're saying things that you never hear from the republican and democrats and what we're saying really reflects what the majority of the american people wot but the final third party presidential debate is still to come and will be hosted at our d's washington d.c. studio we'll be broadcasting it live for both our american and international viewers also they're out next week will be looking in-depth at the political landscape in america in the run up to the country's elections. what lies ahead for action will the movement mobilize cools for a new american who stands for those nine percent to a selection of those go right to the twenty ninth on r.t.e.
. green party candidate jill stein was arrested for trying to enter the presidential debate at hofstra university and now i know why there's never a third party candidate at the debates because the cops left the cuffs on them when they try to get in we all know we have a two party system so why do we lie to ourselves and pretend it's not that way it's the lying that bothers me it's the illusion that you have the freedom of choice when there are only two real options cut out the games just make the two party system the law of the land just make the two parties part of the government make their inner workings transparent and bound by the law and make it clear to every american that there are only two real ladders to climb to power stop lying to me and to everyone else about this democracy stuff what forty percent of the country
are independents with virtually no representation either cut the lies and make the two party system the law or make your lies become true by letting the candidates like jill stein and gary johnson have a simple conversation with obama and romney on t.v. if they're indeed extremists then this should show through at the debates right there's nothing scary about competition in an election but that's just my opinion. will come to the. critics always cowards this month to move is the center of our universe the tides are for. while the sun's rays can be fickle innovative construction methods last cost as well as environmental damage one brand new turbines boost efficiency with a simplified design and who needs batteries blakes can store energy discover
a new era of clean power driven by the moon known jumpgate here on r.g.p. we've got the future coming. to meet speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on all t.v. reporting from the world talks about six of the c.r.t.c. interviews intriguing stories for you. in trying. to find out more visit our big teeth don't call. you know how sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture.
this week saw the anniversary of one of the most radical steps that you took to fight the financial crisis european leaders agreed on a massive debt write off for greece and on boosting the box ballot fund but as artists our first reports the economic contagion is far from gone with its main symptom nation's outrage still plaguing the e.u. . hitting back until starts a. people say year to continuing to fight against this in measures that are biting deeper and deeper into the public and private purpose of many usa nations clashes with police break out in the north of italy of thousands marched against the
government in the capital reign in what was dubbed anti monte de similar things we witnessed in the trades west bank has turned on the us to rally against never ending government cuts but we feel like we are now under a percentage by our government that they are doing this that we are no we don't agree with them and we are telling them on the diamond but they don't listen they don't care as they are stared youngest spread across year thousands of people have taken to the street and it's not just in madrid for in greece to italy big you're using countries and small this is the year a crisis that doesn't discriminate affecting people of all ages and from all walks of life here in spain the unemployment figures now top a whopping twenty five percent this is a younger generation that's been hit the hardest in the stats for the country you see the half the sixteen to twenty four year olds in the house of work everything
is increasing unemployment poverty. the first. in people here if they are not taking the right decisions is going to be. people is going to be angrier because of the. police offices. dividing the protesters from the governments that more and more i growing to live with that of g.t. you'll find many of them joining the marches lower in force with a feeling the pinch the need amongst many protesters is greg craig dean head many times the school and still they tell us nothing seems to change. it is actually not you who cut back spending but to invest more in the economy to invest in growth to make sure that there are jobs and the only way to ultimately get out of this is to grow your way out not to cut your way out of that so one of the main arguments
of the people here is that it is if you actually listen to the people who are not too good for the national interest from abroad you will come up with a lot more sensible a lot more rational response to this crisis a dogmatic insistence on austerity this in successive governments across the isolated from their electorates and amongst the euro members themselves divisions a widening a explains witnessing this independence leave the castle a near in the basque country those demanding freedom and electing separatist politicians meanwhile greece is fighting in upsurge of radical nationalist sentiment that's leading to the grace of far right and fascist groups seems like these make it hard to believe that earlier this month the e.u. was awarded the nobel peace prize bringing stability and unity to the previously want to own continent some protesters are calling it a social muska with a massive euro wide strike planned for later this month it seems as long as things
continue as they are they'll be no teeth here so if they are to. so down as promised retaliation over an airstrike at a weapons factory in the capital khartoum which inflames on israel the jewish state neither confirmed nor denied carrying out the attack instead accuse sudan of playing a key role in an iranian backed arms shipping network political analyst dr mohammad abu sada thinks the aggressor is obvious here. this is not the first attack again a sudanese territory. it has happened before since the war ended on gaza at the beginning of two thousand and nine that have been a number of attacks against sudanese territory and bizarre tribute to say that i think that is the country that is responsible for such attacks again is. my understanding also is that after the war again is gaza the grooviest american
administration and the previous israeli government that it's an understanding to fight terrorism right on its sources is where it is the country that is interested in fighting against other countries who are allegedly supplying hama's with weapons and supporting hamas politically an apple a day seems to be the best remedy for u.k. citizens as the and as i should say and h.s.a. loses pretty people's trust over serious medical errors archies polly boycott reports on the tragic cost of doctors in the state. clearly in agony but in supposedly safe hands in hospital that's what janine harvey says distort when she came down with severe hit pain last december despite over forty visits to doctors in three different hospitals janine cervical cancer went on diagnosed priming in city hospital doctors hair failed to spot janine harvey's
cancer not once but twice all the hospitals missed it too exposing parts of the barrier that led to the death of the thirty three year old mother of four just months later have family now say they want to mean story to be heard so that others can avoid a similar traits at one point doctors even suggested that jeanine's excruciating pain was all in her mind but her post-mortem examination showed that a cancerous tumor had grown so large inside her that it had shattered her pelvic bone janine's family gets upset when people ask why they didn't pay for costly private care you know if you don't just spend. the resources that you know what we may get to go private we felt we trust we trust a bit every word janine isn't the only patient to be failed by the n.h.s.
somewhere around sixty percent of deaths in hospitals. or something else happen but potentially was avoidable another potentially contributed to that that's one thousand patients a month a recent study by the national institute of health research says that one patient in ten is affected by potentially serious medical errors hauffe of whom die as a result such as twenty two year old cane gorney he died from dehydration from a combination of misdiagnosis and what the coroner called. the incompetence of n.h.s. staff it's definitely a problem that patients are repeatedly coming to us with. reporting failures a similar nature to that which happened to jean harvey janine's family are now turning their tragedy into forming a charity to give other people with complicated medical conditions a chance to get a second medical opinion privately before it's too late it's impossible for so many
individual consultants to to make so many errors it must be the ceased it must be this some major major or the lack of communication to negligence is leaving someone you know well better all knowing it's all i can think of any other word for names was months no thought. polly boyko r t london. coming up shortly our teams technology update discovers the role loner resources may play in satisfying the world's energy needs stay with us. flying north with me in this old soviet work or so the helicopter is doctors landed near brodsky and his team from the region's medical aviation service we head across
ever more barren tundra higher and higher into russia's arctic far north until eventually we see our landing spot with arrive at this tiny village after costing hundreds of kilometers of snow we will do this as a boy here suffering and the doctors are going to see what they can do. inside a small building not warm but two babies and their parents are waiting for us the doctors inspect them but can't make a diagnosis and decide to bring them to a regional hospital for better can spread lana doesn't lie. taking her baby away from home but she's been before and agrees to go that's the usual practice with those who live in atlanta they keep mothers with their newborns in hospital for a month. on the way back another stop to check on the health of some native minutes reindeer herders out in the tundra it can take many hours to reach the nearest village so a medical problem simply fixed here in the tent. they used to be but now we can go
to civilized places so we call for emergency help. back at hospital other patients helped by the air ambulance are being treated the service costs fourteen million dollars a year to run and there's been controversy with some claiming that locals exaggerate or make up health problems and use the helicopters as a free taxi service accusations vladimir firmly dismisses it barrelled the is not true usually the calls are perfectly justified sometimes we even reproach locals waiting too long before calling us he's been working as a doctor now for forty three years but vladimir is confident that even after he retires his helicopter doctors will remain a lifeline to the peoples of the russian far north.
a loan welcome to technology update with demand so wearing and resources limited the sun could be setting on an outdated era of global energy simply put new alternatives to invoke alternative sources are the best bet going forward energy directly from the sun is often the first thing that comes to mind when people mention solar power however when you really think about it the sun's responsible for far more than just fuelling solar panels wind farms are an indirect result of the sun's rays as convection currents drive global airstreams and create the majority of the globe. and in fact there'd be no plants or trees to make biofuels from if there was no sun to spur on photosynthesis in the first place. as those plants die off and decompose thermal heat and pressure slowly turns those into
fossil fuels like coal and oil however there is one source of energy that has no apparent connection to the sun instead the moon is to think for the motion of the ocean that we know is the tides of proximity a much stronger influence than the sun. as the moon circles the globe the water closest to it gets cold out words especially at the equator there's also a smaller bulge on the other side as the solid earth is literally pulled away from the oceans furthest from the moon when the sun moon and earth are aligned we get the strongest tides and if you're in the right place at the right time the moon even provides enough. incoming water down river ways. reflect the eternal nature of the moon's tidal power. and the idea of using the tides for humans purposes has been around for ages several hundred years ago enterprising engineers constructed flour mills powered by the daily flow of the tides.